Clarkson University, New York State’s highest-ranked small university, is using Christie® MicroTiles™ for a unique, digital display wall that is quickly becoming the hub of campus life.
With the concept developed by Christie partner Video Visions, Inc., the video wall is the centerpiece of the amphitheater in the school’s new Student Center, which opened in September 2010. Students voted to increase their own activity fees to help fund the center, and wanted to make it both welcoming and technologically advanced.
The wall combines an array of 80 Christie MicroTiles arranged in a 10 wide by 8 high configuration, media servers, Crestron touch panel and 12 inputs (with expansion potential for 15), delivering a rich, vibrant audio/video experience that gives students information about campus events, sports feeds such as hockey games, live music from the campus radio station, and four HD television feeds. The installation is also used by students for video games, and is used to create interesting backdrops during live performances such as comedy nights or concerts.
To read more about this fascinating installation, read the full press release.